Because better is Thy kindness than life, My lips do praise Thee.
Psalm 63:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thy loving-kindness is better than life - This is the language of every regenerate soul. But O how few prefer the approbation of God to the blessings of life, or even to life itself in any circumstances! But the psalmist says, Thy loving-kindness, חסדך chasdecha, thy effusive mercy, is better מחיים mechaiyim, than Lives: it is better than, or good beyond, countless ages of human existence.
My lips shall praise thee - Men praise, or speak well, of power, glory, honor, riches, worldly prospects and pleasures; but the truly religious speak well of God, in whom they find infinitely more satisfaction and happiness than worldly men can find in the possession of all earthly good.
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Psalm 4:6 There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift you up the light of your countenance on us.
Psalm 21:6 For you have made him most blessed for ever: you have made him exceeding glad with your countenance.
Psalm 30:5 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
Philippians 1:23 For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear...
Psalm 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to you, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you for ever.
Psalm 51:15 O Lord, open you my lips; and my mouth shall show forth your praise.
Psalm 66:17 I cried to him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
Hosea 14:2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say to him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously...
Romans 6:19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh...
Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God...
1 Corinthians 6:20 For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
James 3:5-10 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles!...
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